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Archive for March 2015

Physical labour, hypertension, and multiple meds may reduce male fertility

A new study suggests that working in a physically demanding job, having high blood pressure, or taking multiple medications may lead to male infertility. The study was conducted at the National Institutes of Health and Stanford University, California. According to the researchers, this study is the first of its kind to examine the relationship between […]

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I’m considering having a child with the assistance of a sperm donor. I recently read an article where a child conceived with a donor said she wished she’d “never been born”. Are all donor-conceived kids angry and resentful of their genetic origins?

Written by our mental health expert, Dr. Emily Koert, Registered Psychologist. This is a common concern of women and couples who are considering using a donor to build their families. I think this concern indicates that you’re in the right mind frame – you’re considering not only your needs, but also the needs of your […]

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New test allows IVF treatment to be tailored to woman’s fertility cycle

Thousands of couples experiencing infertility may be able to become parents thanks to a new test that tailors in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment to a woman’s fertility cycle. There is a small two to four day window per cycle when an embryo can attach to a woman’s uterine wall. For the first time, researchers believe […]

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Tips to ensure healthier sperm

Did you know that a popular fashion trend may contribute to male infertility? Dr. Paul Serhal, Medical Director for the London Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health, and one of the United Kingdom’s leading fertility experts, shares the five most common mistakes that his male patients make when trying to conceive. According to Dr. Serhal, […]

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